Suits In Civil Trial From BP Plant Blast Settled

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - Attorneys say the four plaintiffs who remained in
the latest civil trial resulting from the deadly 2005 explosion at
a BP PLC refinery near Houston have settled their cases.
The terms of the settlements, announced on Tuesday, were
confidential.
The plaintiffs were employed by various independent contractors
who worked in and around the Texas City refinery located about 40
miles southeast of Houston. The blast there killed 15 people and
injured more than 170.
Attorneys for the injured workers say the settlements were
reached Monday night, nine weeks into the trial in Galveston.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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